Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Elvis Temfack joined Africa CDC in May 2021 as a Senior Research Officer within the Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, based in Ethiopia. He has over 15 years of experience in clinical research and clinical case management and is currently a member of the Africa CDC COVID-19 clinical case management technical working group. Prior to joining Africa CDC, he worked with Epicentre in Paris, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases, working in Malawi for three years as a field principal investigator, generating relevant clinical evidence to support Malawian Ministry of Health change of policy for HIV first-line treatment from Efavirenz to Dolutegravir-based therapy. He is a member of the European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) and a contributor to the Mycology One World One Guideline working group, an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycologist (ECMM), ISHAM and American Society of Microbiology initiative (ASM). He has co-authored many peer-reviewed publications in high readership international journals and is an associate editor in some international journals. He is also a member of many collaborative working groups, especially those addressing research in human health.